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Minium

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.2 × 1.2 × 0.8 cm
Description

Nice specimen of minium, a lead oxide, from Tsumeb. EDX tested. Minium was labeled as R in Gebhard Tsumeb II book (rare, several occurrences with a few specimens).

It occurs in this specimen as deep orange crystal aggregates.

Colorful under the microscope !

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Minium

Formula: 
Pb3O4
Strunz: 
4.BD.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.5

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